This documentary begins with a premise based on the prophecy of Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name). Standing before the temple He said, “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” (Matt. 24:1-2) As He foretold, the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD. by the Romans. The Bible predicts another temple will be built in Jerusalem before the final return of Jesus Christ. In reply to the second coming and signs of the end times, He said, “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation, as spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” (Matt. 24:15-16, see also Daniel 9:25-27; 11:31; 12:11 and 2 Thessalonians 2:4) “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.” (Matt. 24:30) The Temple will be rebuilt, desecrated, and the Messiah will return.
The “Wailing Wall” is generally considered part of and/or adjacent to the Temple’s location. But, Yeshua’s prophecy was that, “not one stone here will be left on another” and the Western wall has many stones still intact. Moreover, the Muslim shrine, the Dome of the Rock, stands upon the current temple site. How could a new Temple be built? Was the Temple’s actual location elsewhere?
This film answers these questions based on historical and archeological research recorded during the First Century. Josephus writings and facts pertaining to the Gihon Spring, Hezekiah’s tunnel, the location of the City of David, Simon the Hasmonean who tore Mount Zion down to the bedrock before the time of Christ (during time of Maccabees) and spread the fill dirt around in the valleys and to the new Mt. Zion spot, Warrens shaft (see 2 Samuel 5:8), and more support for a location separate from the traditional assumed location. The producers give well-deserved credits to Dr. Ernest L. Martin’s research regarding these facts which suggest another reasonably close site of Herod’s Temple. This film is well done and does not promote a particular religious sect or leader. The scriptural references and conclusions thereon are widely accepted interpretations, i.e. the Temple will be rebuilt and before the Messiah’s return. For anyone interested in end times prophecy, Jerusalem or Israel, I believe you will find this film very interesting.